voluntary

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Voluntary is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Positive
voluntary

Comparative
more voluntary

Superlative
most voluntary

  1. Acting of one's own free will. Something that somebody does is voluntary if the person is doing it because they want to do it, not because someone orders them to do it.
    Helping to wash the dishes is voluntary.
  2. Working without payment.
    I have a voluntary position helping children learn to read.

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